Theatricks’ presents Treasure Island
Theatricks’ teen theatre group, the Supporting Cast, has prepared their production of TREASURE ISLAND which is opening Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Honey McGee Playhouse and also plays January 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s.”coming of age” adventure about pirates and treasure hunting was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881 and 1882. It was first published as a book in 1883. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels and has created in the imaginative minds of many young readers just what the characters and life of an adventurous pirate might be like. This play version of TREASURE ISLAND was adapted by former Supporting Cast member Austin Tooley in 2005.
“This production and the Supporting Cast program has been an adventurous process in itself that began in 1993 when the Theatricks Advisory Council first created the Supporting Cast as an outlet for teens 6th through 12th grade to learn and apply their knowledge of the theatre arts,” states Theatricks Director Webster Crocker. Twenty of the current Supporting Cast members have taken advantage of this theatre opportunity over the past few months and have cast, directed, designed and constructed set, lights, sound, costumes, makeup, and advertising to produce TREASURE ISLAND this weekend.
“I am truly thankful to the Sherman Community Players Board of Directors for so graciously approving the Supporting Cast’s production of TREASURE ISLAND, it is truly the culmination of everything that the Theatricks program has been trying to achieve for the children in our community since I first became a part of SCP in 1989,” says Webster Crocker.
The Supporting Cast’s TREASURE ISLAND is not just a production, but more of an event. There will be prizes awarded to those audience members who dress up as a pirate, as well as a treasure hunt game and Pirate Kits are on hand for those who really want the full theatre experience.
TREASURE ISLAND is sponsored by the Compass Rose, a replica of an 1800’s wooden brigantine ship that is docked on Lake Texoma. Tickets to see TREASURE ISLAND at the Honey McGee Playhouse are $5.00 and can be purchased and reserved online at www.theatricks.org or at the door the night of the show. Seating is limited, so don’t wait too long to come join the Supporting Cast crew this Thursday